PLANNING SYSTEM

planning excellence

RTPI awards honour planning excellence

A 10-year plan to regenerate a declining fishing village in Scotland has won the top prize at the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018 last night (24 May)
Planning Protocol

Planning Protocol to unite developers and planning authorities in Essex

Planning departments and developers across Greater Essex have signed up to a new Essex Planning Protocol. The Planning Protocol is an agreement committing parties to working together constructively to facilitate the growth needed across Greater Essex
Construction Consultancy Services Framework

Essentia wins place on prestigious construction framework

Healthcare planning and infrastructure consultancy, Essentia Trading Ltd, has won a place on the NHS Shared Business Services’ prestigious Construction Consultancy Services Framework
planning system

Former Housing Minister claims UK planning system is ‘confronting a major crisis’

A new report from the former housing minister, Nick Raynsford has said that the current planning system is broken and unfit for purpose The Ranysford Review of Planning, suggests that the system is no longer benefitting communities or the country and is less effective than at any time during the...
Raynsford Review

CPRE react to interim report of the Raynsford Review

CPRE welcomes a new interim report by former housing minister Nick Raynsford reviewing the planning system in England, which will be presented to the House of Lords today (15 May)
planning

Report reveals record planning permissions granted in 2017

The latest housing pipeline report from HBF and Glenigan has revealed that planning permissions were granted for over 350,000 new homes in 2017, offering a clear demonstration of the commitment of housebuilders to deliver even more new homes in the years to come
City spaces

The rise of software cities

The technology we use is changing the way we sculpt our cities. Peter Debney of Oasys considers how software has been used in the planning process of city spaces
London Business Survey

London firms experience knock-on effect from housing shortage

The shortage of affordable homes to buy and rent in London is restricting firms’ ability to recruit and retain staff, according to the latest CBI/CBRE London Business Survey
Site Progress Mobile

Interserve improves site progress discipline with Powerproject’s site-to-office reporting app

On a recent £135m project to deliver seven schools simultaneously across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Berkshire, Interserve explored what Powerproject’s companion app, Site Progress Mobile, could do to improve the collection, management and integration of progress updates
planning permission

Study reveals the ‘easiest’ and ‘hardest’ places to gain planning permission

A recent survey by home improvement professionals at Everest gathered geographical data by DCLG to reveal the 10 areas most likely to accept or decline minor planning permissions
NPPF

Organisations urge NPPF upholds Garden City principles

Over 50 organisations – including councils, professional bodies and trade associations – have urged the government to reinstate the reference to Garden City principles in the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
Planning Risk and Development

Industry leaders say automatic building will not speed up housing delivery

According to planning and built environment experts interviewed for a study commissioned by the RTPI, attaching automatic planning permission to housing land allocated in local plans in England would have limited impact on increasing the supply of homes
planning and advisory

WYG appoints Alan Houghton as director of planning and advisory services

WYG has named Alan Houghton as director of planning and advisory services for the North West
Local plan

Local authorities failing to plan new homes face government action

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has written to 15 local authorities in England to notify them of decisions on intervention following their continued failure to produce a local plan, which is vital when detailing how and where they expect to meet residents’ needs for new homes

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